Articles by Will Moyer

Will is a web designer, consultant and photographer living in Beijing, China.

How To Change A Page’s Background As The User Scrolls

jQuery is great for adding enhancing effects that would otherwise be impossible with just HTML and CSS. In this tutorial we're going to use jQuery and two plugins to gradually change a website's background as the user scrolls the page. We'll be using the Color Animation and Waypoints plugins. The Color Animation plugin adds animations to the color properties of elements. jQuery already includes an animate function, this plugin simply extends it. The Waypoints plugin allows us to execute a function...

Implement an Image Slideshow Using a jQuery Plugin

Image slideshows are a dime a dozen on the web. You see them used for advertisements, featured articles, product showcases, and plain old photo reels. Today, we're going to quickly implement a slideshow using the jQuery plugin Cycle by Mike Alsup. Cycle is a great plugin with years of development behind it. We're going to use the Lite version. It lacks some of the features of the full version (like different transitions), but it is super lightweight. While the full version is 49kb, the lite version weighs...
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